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Lawmakers move to impose regulations on e-cigs

May 6, 2014 • Business


In this March 18, 2014 photo, Jesse Ly smoked his e-cigarette at the Smokeless Smoking kiosk at the Roseville Mall in Roseville, Minn. Supporters of defining electronic cigarettes in the same light as traditional tobacco products won a key round Monday, May 5 in the Minnesota Legislature. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Renee Jones Schneider)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers moved Monday to regulate the sale and use of electronic cigarettes with measures particularly fashioned to stop children from gaining access. But it remained unclear if anti-smoking groups would achieve their ultimate objective this year: To classify the devices like standard tobacco products.

The House advanced limitations on the fast-spreading devices as part of broader health policy legislation that passed by a comfortable margin. The bill would expressly bar sales to minors, Login to read more

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